International Sawfish Day
October 17, 2023
International Sawfish Day was established as a collaboration between the Sawfish Species Survial Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA ) studbook program as well research and conservation organizations to highlight endangered sawfish and the challenges they face in our world's oceans.
Each year International Sawfish Day is celebrated on October 17th. Share messages on social media or plan an event of your own! Planning an event of any size can be simple. Click here to find some ideas and resources to help plan your event!
Download these materials for use in your event or to share on social media
For more information about Sawfish biology, research and conservation, visit the website of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group http://www.iucnssg.org/conservation-strategies-sawfish.html or the Sawfish Conservation Society's website www.sawfishconservationsociety.org
To report a sawfish sighting visit the International Sawfiish Encounter Database https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sawfish/
If you are interested in donating to the Alan D. Henningsen Memorial Sawfish Research and Conservation Grant fund visit:
Join us in celebrating Sawfish every day! Contact us to find out more about Sawfish biology, research and conservation, and ways to get our message to your friends and family. Use the hashtag #IntlSawfishDay when sharing on social media.